pub landlord refused licence after Police concerns
Burnham-On-Sea landlord has been refused a licence for a pub in
the town amid concerns from the police.
Carrigan applied to Sedgemoor District Council to transfer the premises
licence for The Old Pier Tavern in Burnham's Pier Street into his
name, as well as making him the designated premises supervisor.
Avon and Somerset Police has objected to the proposed changes and
raised concerns about Mr Carrigans ability to run the pub
within the terms of the licence.
District Council's licensing and gambling panel met in Bridgwater
last week and ruled that Mr Carrigan should not be granted a licence
for the pub, pictured here.
the Licensing Act 2003, the police can notify the licensing authority
if they deem that there are "exceptional circumstances"
why a licence should not be granted such as if it would "undermine
the crime prevention objective."
police claimed that the application for The Old Pier Tavern met
these criteria and the panel agreed.
minutes from the council's meeting state that a Police licensing
officer had visited the premises on three occasions July
24th, August 9th and September 25th - before the hearing.
Burnham's Old Pier Tavern in Pier Street and, above, a message on
the front door of the pub on Monday evening